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The Disappearing L
The Disappearing L (September 2016)
Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture
Bonnie J. Morris - Author

2018 Over the Rainbow Selection, presented by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association

Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry—but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists crea...(Read More)
 
 
Trendy Fascism
Trendy Fascism (August 2016)
White Power Music and the Future of Democracy
Nancy S. Love - Author

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Popular music plays a major role in mobilizing citizens, especially youth, to fight for political causes. Yet the presence of music in politics receives relatively little attention from scholars, politicians, and citizens. White power music is no exception, despite its role in recent high-profile hate crimes. Trendy Fascis...(Read More)
 
 
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities (June 2016)
The Biopic and American National Identity
William H. Epstein - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.

Biopics—films that chronicle the lives of famous and notorious figures from our national history—have long been one of Hollywood’s most popular and important genres, offering viewers various understandings of American national identity. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities provides the first full-length ...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Memory
Figures of Memory (June 2016)
The Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.

Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to “move” its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building and the floor plan,...(Read More)
 
 
The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition
The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition (June 2016)
America Re-viewed, Still Skewed
Mary M. Dalton - Editor
Laura R. Linder - Editor

Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
This updated and expanded anthology offers an engaging overview of one of the oldest and most ubiquitous forms of television programming: the sitcom. Through an analysis of formulaic conventions, the contributors address critical identities such as race, gender, and sexuality, and overarching structures such as class and family. Organized by decade, ...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (May 2016)
Jyl J. Josephson - Author

Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.
Public policy often assumes there is one correct way to be a family. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship argues that policies that enforce this idea hurt all of us and harm our democracy. Jyl J. Josephson uses the concept of “sexual citizenship” (a criticism of the assumption that all families have a heterosexual at their center) to sho...(Read More)
 
 
Living Sufism in North America
Living Sufism in North America (October 2015)
Between Tradition and Transformation
William Rory Dickson - Author

Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.

In this book, William Rory Dickson explores Sufism as a developing tradition in North America, one that exists in diverse and beguiling forms. Sufism’s broad-minded traditions of philosophy, poetry, and spiritual practice infused Islamic civilization for centuries and drew the attention of interested Westerners. By the early twentieth century, Sufism was being practiced in ...(Read More)
 
 
A Postcolonial Self
A Postcolonial Self (September 2015)
Korean Immigrant Theology and Church
Choi Hee An - Author

A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Theologian Choi Hee An explores how Korean immigrants create a new, postcolonial identity in response to life in the United States. A Postcolonial Self begins with a discussion of a Korean ethnic self (“Woori” or “we”) and how it differs from Western norms. Choi then looks at ...(Read More)
 
 
Minima Cuba
Minima Cuba (June 2015)
Heretical Poetics and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba
Marta Hernández Salván - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.


Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores th...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism beyond Borders
Buddhism beyond Borders (June 2015)
New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States
Scott A. Mitchell - Editor
Natalie E. F. Quli - Editor

FINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Buddhism beyond Borders provides a fresh consideration of Buddhism in the American context. It includes both...(Read More)
 
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